Blind Man's Bluff
***SPOILERS*** Utterly ridiculous but vastly entertaining Spaghetti
Western involving this Blindman, Tony Anthony, who together with his
seeing eye horse is on the hunt for a stable of 50 well endowed and
gorgeous looking women. The women who were stolen from the Blindman by
his two timing partner Skunk, Renato Romaro, who then had them shipped
down to Mexico to work as prostitutes for Mexican bandit Domingo's,
Llyod Battista, string of whorehouses.
The Blindman feels his way through the movie and in the process ends up
wiping out Domingo's gang almost single handedly without the advantage
of having his sight to see what he's doing. The 50 women were in fact
to be sent up north of the border to Texas as mail order brides for the
hard pressed and sex starved Texan coal miners who haven't seen, much
less touched, a women in years. It was that skunk of a partner Skunk
who double-crossed the Blindman by selling the women to Domingo before
the Blindman could have them shipped to the miners who paid big bucks,
in gold and silver, for them.
There's also the very interesting side story in the movie involving
Domingo's both younger and hot blooded brother Candy played by "The
Beatles" drummer Ringo Starr, in his first and last dramatic role,
who's got the hots for pretty gringo girl Pilar, Agenta Eckemyr.
Candy's insane and uncontrollable lust for her has Pilar who together
with her father, Franz Von Treuberg, instead of excepting him as a
member of the family just can't stand the very sight much less smell of
that, in their words, filthy and overbearing pig! This complicates
matters for both the Blindman and Domingo in both being involved in a
deadly tug of war over the 50 kidnapped woman who end up unwillingly
getting involved with the sex crazed Candy's love life.
The Blindman despite his major handicap, in him being totally blind,
has no trouble at all dispatching Domingo and his gang of Mexican
Bandits who at times seem to be even, in letting the Blindman get away
from them time after time, blinder then he is! Using his wits instead
of his eyes the Blindman also gets help from Mexican General Ref
Badassarre who was once Domingo's captive who, now back from the dead,
is out to avenge what he did to him.
***SPOILERS*** In true Spaggitti Western Clint Eastwood style the
Blindman sets a trap for Domaigo and his men in a deserted Mexican
cemetery with an ending somewhat like Eastwood's classic "The Good the
Bad & the Ugly". But this time around the Blindman, unlike Clint, gets
help from a very unlikely source a former enemy who has now, in evening
things out, become his most steadfast and trusted ally!.
In the Western Lands of the Two-Eyed, Blindman is King!
Not quite as great as the Spaghetti Western classics directed by Sergio
Leone or Sergio Corbucci, but "Blindman" definitely ranks among the
most entertaining and creatively plotted efforts in the genre. Blindman
is pretty much the western equivalent of the legendary Japanese